Based on the Institute of Concrete Technology's Advanced Concrete Technology Course, these four volumes are a comprehensive educational and reference resource for the concrete materials technologist. An expert international team of authors from research, academia and industry has been brought together to produce this unique series. Each volume deals with a different aspect of the subject: constituent materials, properties, processes and testing and quality. With worked examples, case studies and illustrations throughout, the books will be a key reference for the concrete specialist for years to come.

Key Features

* Expert international authorship ensures the series is authoritative * Case studies and worked examples help the reader apply their knowledge to practice * Comprehensive coverage of the subject gives the reader all the necessary reference material


Practitioners in the concrete and cement industry. Academics and postgraduate students of civil engineering and related subjects

Table of Contents

MIX DESIGN: Review of methods and philosophies; mix design for special purposes SPECIAL CONCRETES: Lightweight concrete; autoclaved aerated concrete, no-fines concrete, lightweight aggregate concrete and foamed concrete; High strength concrete; Refractory concrete; High density and radiation-shielding concrete; Polymer concrete; Fibre-reinforced concrete; Mortars; renders; Recycled concrete SPECIAL PROCESSES AND TECHNOLOGY FOR PARTICULAR TYPES OF STRUCTURE: Sprayed concrete; Underwater concrete; Grouts, grouting and grouted concrete; Mass concrete; Slipform construction; Pumped concrete; Concrete for liquid retaining structures; Vacuum process; Concrete coatings and surface treatments READY-MIXED CONCRETE: Types of plant; truck-mixer efficiency; effects of prolonged agitation; quality control; acceptance and compliance EXPOSED CONCRETE FINISHES: Types of surface finish; methods of production; weathering REPAIRING CONCRETE: Diagnosis, materials and techniques. FORMWORK: Principles of design; concrete pressures; linings (including controlled permeability formwork); release agents; formwork for exposed concrete finishes; tolerances CONCRETE PLANT: Batching plant and ancillary equipment for improving accuracy; mixers; distributing plant; vibrators PRECAST CONCRETE: Review of types of small and large products; methods of compaction other than vibration; mix design and curing; special formwork requirements; masonry CONCRETE ROADS: Methods and materials for pavements; cement-bound materials; testing materials. INDUSTRIAL FLOORS: Materials and construction procedures; screeds and toppings; testing PRINCIPLES OF REINFORCED AND PRESTRESSED CONCRETE: Stress/strain distributions; simple


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About the editors

John Newman

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Civil Engineering, Imperial College, London, UK

B S Choo

Affiliations and Expertise

School of the Built Environment, Napier University, Edinburgh, UK